Joe Biden is continuing to fabricate excuses for the four-decade-record inflation hammering every American in the run-up to Election Day. In an interview this week with Nexstar Washington, his latest story is that “packaged goods” prices are at fault for the pain being experienced.
Biden incredibly claimed that the costs of staple grocery products like beef and eggs are not actually going up. He said the price problems are with foods that come in boxes, like Raisin Bran.
He said packaged food is the “main driver of food prices.” He said the solution people use is “not buying Kellogg’s Raisin Bran,” but “buying other Raisin Bran, which is going to be a dollar cheaper.”
Biden went on to offer more empty, sentimental platitudes about his background and the promises he has repeatedly made about reducing prices. He said he comes “from a family where if gas prices went up or if food prices went up, what happened was there was a conversation at the kitchen table.”
Whether tales about conversations that may or may not have happened seven decades ago will satisfy voters who have rated inflation as their most pressing concern heading into Election Day remains to be seen.
The same can be said for Biden’s hollow claims and promises. He also said of overall prices: “We’re getting them down. I told you I’d bring them down. We’re bringing it down.”
The lies are staggering. https://t.co/WftPZyZxfL
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 27, 2022
Biden also flatly lied to Americans on Thursday, when he said that America is not facing “record inflation anymore.” He went on to falsely claim that gas prices were $5 per gallon when he took office. In fact, the average national gas price when he was sworn in was $2.42 per gallon.
AOC: "Inflation is not going up due to government policies. Inflation is going up due to Wall Street decisions."
Chris Hayes is nodding along even though he knows she is clueless.
🔈 sound … 😂
— Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) October 29, 2022
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) also talked nonsensically about inflation this week, showing Americans the sad truth about how little an economics degree at a mainstream university is worth now.
She appeared on the MSNBC show “All in with Chris Hayes” this week and said: “Inflation is not going up due to government policies. Inflation is going up due to Wall Street decisions.”
Hayes sat and nodded glibly as if what AOC was saying was believable to any adult watching the interview.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) sat at 1.4% year-over-year when Biden assumed office in January 2021. The CPI came in last month at 8.2% year-over-year.